May is Heritage Preservation Month

Join HPD, parks, communities, and organizations statewide in commemorating the National Park Service Centennial, the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, and Mission 66 during Heritage Preservation Month, May 2016. Forty events—our 44th annual awards ceremony May 13, the New Mexico Archaeology Fair in the Organ Mountains May 7, and a month of night sky preservation and stargazing activities at Chaco Canyon are some highlights—will have you exploring New Mexico history in May.

Our 38th annual poster is available for free by calling the office and you can browse the Calendar of Events by clicking here.

Historic Preservation Month

Our Mission

The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division identifies and protects New Mexico's cultural resources, including its archaeological sites, architectural and engineering achievements, cultural landscapes and diverse heritage. We help communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archaeological, and cultural resources.

Preservation happens locally. It is site specific—your building, your block, your town, your landscape. It is built on partnerships. Our  website provides easy access to the information you need to help preserve New Mexico's diverse cultural heritage, encourage community revitalization through re-use of existing buildings and enhance heritage tourism opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Jun.

June 10, 2016
Cultural Properties Review Committee meeting, 1 p.m.
Old Senate Chambers Room, Bataan Memorial Building, 2nd Floor
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Jun.

June 17, 2016
Tularosa Basin Conference, June 17 & 18
Tularosa Community Center, 1050 Bookout Road. Tularosa, NM
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Jun.

June 21, 2016
A Century of Design in the Parks - 3-day symposium
Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
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Jul.

July 8, 2016
Applications for General Permits and SHPO Directory Applications to be considered at the August 5 CPRC meeting are due
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Jul.

July 15, 2016
Applications for Project Specific Permits to be considered at the August 5 CPRC meeting are due.
more info »

Aug.

August 5, 2016
Cultural Properties Review Committee, 1 p.m.
TBA
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Sep.

September 16, 2016
Applications for General Permits and SHPO Directory Applications to be considered at the October 14 CPRC meeting are due
more info »

Sep.

September 23, 2016
Applications for Project Specific Permits to be considered at the October 14 CPRC meeting are due.
more info »

Oct.

October 14, 2016
Cultural Properties Review Committee, 1 p.m.
TBA
more info »

Oct.

October 15, 2016
International Archaeology Day
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Nov.

November 11, 2016
Applications for General Permits and SHPO Directory Applications to be considered at the December 9 CPRC meeting are due
more info »

Nov.

November 18, 2016
Applications for Project Specific Permits to be considered at the December 9 CPRC meeting are due.
more info »

Dec.

December 9, 2016
Cultural Properties Review Committee, 1 p.m.
TBA
more info »